Posts tagged “Jon Stewart”

Mick Foley hired to defend Real American Hero Will Phillips

Jon Stewart has called upon professional wrestler Mick Foley to defend 10-year-old Will Phillips from homophobic slurs used against him following his refusal to recite the pledge of allegiance in protest of gay discrimination.

After my blogging and tweeting marathon this weekend (back-to-back record-setting days of traffic) and the disgusting content contained therein, I thought it was time for some good news and a couple laughs. Bring on Mick Foley and some more Will Phillips! I introduced you to young Will two weeks ago and the story has just grown since then. He really has become a bit of a folk hero and deservedly so!

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Jon Stewart focuses the Palin problem

The Daily Show - The Rogue Warrior

As much as I’d like to write another scathing diatribe on the most-favored dullard vacuously promenading around the mainstream media these days, I’ll just kick back and let Jon Stewart skewer Alaska’s quitter-in-chief. Enjoy! See you around Circus Maximus!

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Jon Stewart nails CNBC (and Cramer) to the wall

Jim Cramer on The Daily Show - Part 1

In this day and age, we find ourselves in an odd world. The people that run around calling themselves journalists are actually much more interested in entertaining their audience than providing insightful reporting. At the same time, our comedians, traditionally the group charged with “entertaining”, find themselves the only truth-tellers left on the block. From David Letterman’s gutting of John McCain to last night, when Jon Stewart captured the populist outrage and unleashed it on CNBC via surrogate JIm Cramer, the comedian has become a last bastion of journalistic truth in this insane society.

I’m with Stewart: I wish journalists would ask incisive questions rather than have a financial news network full of bobble-headed bimbos reading press releases to the frothing masses that make up the financial industry. But until that time comes, I’m thankful to have modern American heros like Letterman and Stewart, stepping into the gaping chasm that should be filled by the Fourth Estate. Kudos and thanks to you, Jon Stewart. Keep fighting the good fight!

Part II and III of the interview after the jump… Read the rest of this entry »

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